CSO to Bring Back 'One City, One Symphony' Initiative, 11/14-16
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée announce the reprisal of the wildly popular One City, One Symphony initiative, designed to bring people together through music. The Orchestra, along with dozens of community partners, will provide opportunities for audiences to connect and discuss music in-depth, leading up to the CSO's performances on November 14 & 16, 2013 at Music Hall featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Mozart's Davide Penitente.
"The emotional construction of [Mozart's Davide Penitente] is built like Tchaikovsky's Fourth, from the darkness to the light," said Mr. Langrée. "From the repentance of King David, saying 'I'm so sorry for what I did,' and Tchaikovsky's symphony starting with this anxiety, this doubt, this pain, this darkness, this lack of air, and going to the transformation, to the jubilation, to the transfiguration, to the eruption of this last movement is very similar," he said.
This year the CSO will be exploring themes of love, fate and redemption, as depicted by Tchaikovsky and his musical hero Mozart, in both the listening parties and the concert. The Orchestra also performed the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Movement as part of August's LumenoCity event, which drew over 35,000 people to Washington Park for a concert and visual experience.